Group Therapy | How it can help you?
Group therapy is an effective way of achieving personal change for children, adolescents, and adults. Research has demonstrated that this form of therapy is a very effective way to treat many clinical problems. Sharing thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment can be a powerful and deeply meaningful experience.
Effectiveness of Group Therapy:
Group therapy is especially helpful with children who are unhappy, anxious, shy, overly aggressive, or hyperactive. Young children who are experiencing separation, divorce, or death can also benefit profoundly by sharing their fears and their hope for the future.
Verbal dialogue, role-playing, and psychodrama are utilized to develop friendships and work through problems such as anger, anxiety, and withdrawal. Small groups, spontaneous play, and peer interaction are designed to create a supportive environment that will meet the unique needs of each child.
Adolescents are often strongly oriented towards their peer group, and thus respond naturally to group therapy. The group provides an open forum where adolescents can sift through their experiences to discover personally meaningful values. Issues that are difficult to discuss with parents can be confronted and re-evaluated in the context of powerful feedback from a supportive peer group.
Problems related to friendship, intimacy, and conflict with parents, self-esteem, stress, and career goals are explored from both individual and family perspectives. Peer interaction and confrontation are used to work through troublesome problems and clarify alternative solutions.
Personal honesty, positive imagery, and psychodrama are creatively integrated to provide a set of experiences designed to enhance the quality of life for each participant.
Group therapy empowers adults to face issues directly, and implement vital personal changes. This is especially important in our increasingly complex society, as caring relationships with others become more difficult to develop and maintain.
The group addresses problems related to personal, marital, familial, medical or work-related issues. Personal openness, verbal dialogue, and role-playing are utilized to clarify problems and explore positive strategies that promote change.
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